Friday, March 31, 2006

Staring Contest

Scuba Pooh vs. Evelyn

Staring Contest

You can guess who won this battle, as one contestant has embroidered eyes and the other does not. It was a valiant attempt by our daughter, though, who gave it a good five minutes before falling fast asleep.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tipping The Scales

We just got back from the doctor's office and Evelyn has gained 8 ounces in the past week. That may not sound like much, but when you are only 7 pounds to begin with it is a pretty significant number. She is almost back up to her birth weight.

Happy Chair

Also today she discovered her Baby Papasan chair that vibrates plays music. She likes it. We think that everyone should have one of these - minus the dangling stuffed bunny rabbit.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

So Sleepy

Sometimes Evelyn is so sleepy...

Big Yawn

And sometimes she is very awake. Like between the hours of 11:30 pm and 1:30 am, when she is very vocal.

At some point we'll get the days and nights figured out.

Friday, March 17, 2006

First Holiday

Even though Evelyn is part German, Scottish, Italian, Croatian, Welsh, Polish, and Slovak, she still managed to have fun on St. Patrick's Day. So much fun that she needed a rest.
St. Patrick's Bear

She also wanted to wish her cousin Donovan a Happy Birthday. It's like two holidays in one for him!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

She's Home

And Evelyn seems to be OK with everything.

Happy at Home

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Three Day Stay

We just finished up a three day/two night stay at the luxurious Magee Women's Hospital in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. The beds weren't too comfortable but the room service was great - we recommend the Raspberry Italian Ice. Here are some pictures from our stay...

Evelyn & Mommy

Name Bear

Evelyn & Daddy

If you are interested in your own vacation here, start planning now. The waiting list is like nine months long.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

It's A Girl!

It's a Girl!

Evelyn Ruth was born today at 5:25pm!
She is 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long.

Mom and Baby are doing great. Dad is still recovering.

More to come soon!

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Ringing Off The Hook

We are quickly approaching the baby's due date, and Steph could go into labor any moment now. At least that's what everyone thinks. The doctor just told us this morning that the baby is "snug and cozy" in there.

Disregarding all medical opinion, people we know are sensing that our timeline is getting shorter. At least I hope that's why our phone is riging off the hook. It isn't like we are discussing anything interesting or solving the world's problems. We are just having the same conversation over and over.

It's like mad libs over the phone.

Caller: Hi! What's up?
Us: Nothing.
Caller: We were just heading out to [store name]. Do you need any [thing]?
Us: No.
Caller: How is Steph feeling? Is she having [pregnancy symptom]?
Us: She's OK.
Caller: That's good. We just tried to call [number] minutes ago.
Us: We were on the other line with [relative/friend]. Steph hasn't gone into labor yet.
Caller: Oh, that's not what we called about. We just wanted
to see what you were up to.
Us: Sure. Bye.

We know that people are getting anxious, but remember that the due date isn't until Sunday. And since it's our baby, he or she is bound to be at least a little bit late. Rest assured that we will keep everyone updated. Just keep checking the blog.

And calling the house.